Gemariah (son of Shaphan)
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An official in Jehoiakim’s court. In Gemariah’s chamber, Baruch read Jeremiah’s prophecies to the people. Gemariah, Elnathan, and Delaiah tried to prevent Jehoiakim from burning the scroll (Jer 36:10–12, 25).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
GEMARIAH (PERSON) [Heb gĕmaryāhû (גְּמַרְיָהוּ)]. 1. The son of Shaphan, and a high-ranking official in the government of King Jehoiakim (609–598 b.c.). Gemariah was one of those who participated in the important events surrounding the public reading of Jeremiah’s first written scroll in 604 b.c.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gemariah (gem´uh-ri´uh).1 The son of Shaphan, of an influential Jerusalem family of scribes in the early sixth century bce. The scroll of Jeremiah’s collected prophecies was first read in Gemariah’s chamber in the temple precinct (Jer. 36:10). Later, Gemariah appears among the prophet’s supporters at
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GEMARIAH1. The son of Shaphan and a scribe or priest who occupied a chamber in the New Gate of the temple during the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer 36:10). Gemariah was from an illustrious family. His father, Shaphan, was the secretary or a prominent minister in Josiah’s time to whom Hilkiah first brought
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gemariah (Heb. gĕmaryâ, gĕmaryāhû)1. A son of Hilkiah. Sent by King Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon, he and Elasah carried a letter from the prophet Jeremiah to the exiles living there (Jer. 29:1–3).2. A son of the king’s secretary Shaphan, and brother of Ahikam. It was in his chamber within
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gemariah [gĕmˊə rīˊə] (Heb. gemaryâ, gemaryāhû “Yahweh has accomplished”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GEMARIAH The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. The son of Shaphan and an official in the court of King Jehoiakim (r. 609–598 b.c.). His father enjoyed a position of great prominence, and Gemariah was able to secure a post that included his own chambers. It was in his office that Baruch read for
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gemari´ah (perfected by Jehovah).1. Son of Shaphan the scribe, and father of Michaiah. He was one of the nobles of Judah, and had a chamber in the house of the Lord, from which Baruch read Jeremiah’s alarming prophecy in the ears of all the people, b.c. 606. Jer. 36.2. Son of Hilkiah, was made the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GEMARI´AH (gem-a-rīʹa; “Jehovah has perfected”).1. The son of Hilkiah who, with Elasah son of Shaphan, was sent to Babylon as ambassador by King Zedekiah. They also took charge of a letter from Jeremiah to the Jewish captives at Babylon, advising them to settle peaceably in the land of captivity, promising